2019 Christmas Cards

Here is a quick post containing images of a selection of Christmas cards I made for recipients in 2019.

If you have any questions or any queries of how certain things were created please ask in the comment section below and I shall be happy to answer.

Take care and happy crafting,

Jenny xo

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Cat Talk Birthday Card

Hi Crafty folks,

Today I like to share a lovely card I’ve made using a stamp set called ‘Animal Talk’ by Stampin’ Up!. I believe this set is now retired from the annual catalogues however you may be able to find one on places like eBay et cetera.

So here is a picture of the card I made:

I chose this Aqua, black and white colour scheme so that the card would be gender and age neutral. I also just love this colour combination as the black makes both the aqua and white pop off the page.

I decided to concentrate on colourblocking with just a small amount of pattern to add texture and interest. Layering simple shapes and panels makes this card interesting without being overwhelming:

I also decided to add a layer of shimmer to the Black cat for fun interest and I also drew on the cat’s face with raised a gel pen – this cat is so very cute!

Here inside of the card:

I’m pleased with how this card turned out. It’s a little quirky and fun whilst being suitable for both male and female recipients and also great for both children and adults.

Thank you for stopping by today – I appreciate you taking the time to come over. I would love to hear what your most recent crafting makes are so please share your stories in the comments below.

Thanks again,

Take care and happy crafting!

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Back Soon!!

Hi folks,

I’m currently moving house – actually right at this moment – I shall be back to creating and blogging as soon as possible.

Seriously, I’m having withdrawal symptoms from not being able to craft!!

Take care folks 🙂

Jenny x

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Back Soon!!

Hi folks,

I’m currently moving house – actually right at this moment – I shall be back to creating and blogging as soon as possible.

Seriously, I’m having withdrawal symptoms from not being able to craft!!

Take care folks 🙂

Jenny x

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Friday Fun – Purple Parrots

Hi once again Crafty Folk,

I’m glad that you have popped by today and I hope that you too have been able to enjoy some fun crafting time?

Todays project share is one of my favourite projects that I have ever made and here is why – It involves PARROTS!!

I love Birds and all winged creatures, both real and fantasy, so using the Bird Banter stamp set by Stampin’ Up! has been delightful!

So, here we go :

Step one: The gathering of materials-


Stamp set chosen, ink at the ready and so is the coordinating paper. I used a paper pack and a 6”x6” card in purples by Dovecraft called ‘Berry Blush’:


The next step was to start the stamping process. I started with a branch and then added the Parrot pairs, (see photo captions):


The next part of the process was  to spend time using my Promarkers to colour in these gorgeous birds. After all of the stamped birds were coloured, it was time to die cut the stamped panels with a circle die and my die cutting machine:


I used a circle die that also added a stitched edge for added texture and dimension.

Now the main element panel was ready, it became time to layer the papers onto the card bases:

I am totally in love with these papers. Purples are one of my most favourite colours!

….and now for the finished result!:

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Well there we are! The last and final thing that I did was to add some Wink of Stella shimmer, in clear, to selected parts of the parrots beaks or head plumage. I love the touches of yellow – it really pops!

I totally adored making these cards and I shall be sharing a project in the near future that uses the same colour palette.

Thank you very much for stopping by.

As always, if you have any questions then please ask away via the comments option.

Take Care and Happy Crafting!






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Friday Fun – Floral Freebies

Hi there Crafty Folks,

I hope that you are all well and are enjoying some fun crafty times?

For this instalment of Friday Fun I shall be sharing a large collection of cards that I have created using a free gift from a magazine – a card stack of floral print’s. The print’s came in a variety of sizes and designs which I wanted to remain as the focus of each card.

I kept the card simple by layering each image panel onto a coordinating panel of coloured card. Some images I added shimmer to with Wink of Stella and others I used glossy accents to achieve a glass effect on the vases:

I also added some heat embossed sentiments:

So, lets take a look at the complete set:

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I hope that you have enjoyed your visit today. Any questions about today’s project then please ask in the comments – I love hearing your views too!

Until next time, Take care and Happy crafting!


Jenny x




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Switched Up Sunday – Congrats Cards

Hi folks,

How are you all today?

Today I’d like to share a switched up project that utilises items that had been previously  used for a different project. The item that I switched was the patterned paper – it had been previously made into a paper envelope:


The items in the photo above, except the twine and cream card, were originally sent to me as a customer thank you gift from Sam Hammond Donald aka Pootles.com. I had had them quite a while and still hadn’t used them so I decided to Switch them up!


So here are some photos showing the cards details:

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As the paper itself is double-sided it offered multiple options. By keeping it simple and layering the patterns onto cream card the overall effect is cohesive and elegant. I also added some previously punched out leaves and flowers and double layered, die cut greetings.

I very much enjoy these types of projects and I would love to hear your thoughts.

Thank you for stopping by, I look forward to your next visit!

Take care and Happy crafting,




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